* 3TV Your Life A to Z this was my first time as co-host (whole thing not included) PLUS this fun Valentines day segment!!**
Need some last minute Valentines date night and gift ideas? We have got you covered!! I should start with how much I LOVE this holiday! I am an absolute girly girl so a holiday dedicated to pink, romance and frilly things is ideal to me. I am also a big cheese ball and enjoy surprising my husband with little things every now and then so finding www.thedatingdivas.com was an absolute dream come true!! I spend hours on it the first time and am still addicted. I love how creative they are and how much they encourage dating your spouse. Most of the printables and ideas I found came from there site but of course I wanted to modify them to meet a gluten-free lifestyle. So, let me show you some fun ideas…
I love you because printable (from polkadotsinthecountry.blogspot.com) framed & given with a dry erase marker is the gift that keeps on giving all year long as you write love notes back and forth. These gorgeous rosette cupcakes are from the talented Jewel’s Bakery and Cafe.
Spa gift basket and date night that includes her favorite book (I’m an avid Nicholas Sparks reader but does that surprise you? 😉 as well as a plush robe, candles and gluten-free skincare products like my favorites from Lovely Lady and Redmond Bath Salt. What a relaxing day it would be…
Got an active Valentine? Get them a new pair of running shoes and fill it with their favorite gluten-free protein bars. We love Quest Nutrition, LaraBars, Good2Go (my absolute favorite!!) and The Gluten Free Bar.
Get a box of your favorite gluten-free donuts like these from Jewel’s Bakery and Cafe and add this fun printable (from makebakecelebrate.com) “Donut I would do without you” for a cheap but cute gift for loved ones, teachers or anyone you want to surprise on Valentines Day.
Surprise her with all new gluten-free makeup from the one and only Red Apple Lipstick!! If you really want to make her feel pretty, get her a gift card to the best online boutique, Junky Trunk!
Surprise her with a night in that she will be sure to “Delight” in! Do a gluten-free pizza tasting with multiple different brands of pizza. We like Pamela’s Products, Two Foodies, Namaste and Glutino-Gluten Free Pantry brands. Let her relax and enjoy an issue of Delight Gluten-Free Magazine while you cook.
How about a relaxing movie on the couch? Print of these too-cute Love Lounge printables from Thedatingdivas.com and she/he will really see you went the extra mile! Add this mix of Glutino fudge and yogurt covered gluten-free pretzels with red M&M’s to the gift and you will be thanked for days!
Nothing says romance like breakfast in bed. The Paleo Chocolate Lover’s Cookbook by Kelly Brozyna is sure to add some sweet and spice to your presentation. These hazelnut pancakes with coconut cream chocolate syrup rock!
This is one of the cutest ideas ever!! From Thedatingdivas.com you put together a night of “The Vow”. Buy the movie and watch it, print off these cute pages and renew your own vows with each other. After, play a game of chocolate roulette like in the movie…could it be any cuter?! Just make sure to always get gluten-free chocolates.
When all is said and done, some cute gluten-free cookies will be enough to brighten anyones day. Make them at home to look like these giant conversation hearts or make it easy on yourself and purchase ahead at your local gluten-free bakery. These were done by the talented Julie and Jewel’s Bakery and Cafe.
I hope all of these ideas have helped you prepare to make it a beautiful Valentines day no matter what your budget it. Diamonds and gold are fun but totally overrated. A quality evening with the one(s) you love is the best way to spend this special day. We don’t make Valentines day just about us either, you can see how we make this a special day for our little guys HERE as well. Enjoy and remember, you are loved!